Fake health cures 99% vi­ta­min-free

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY STEPHEN HAY­WARD

Sup­ple­ments RIP-OFF health sup­ple­ments to fight arthri­tis and colds were “up to 99 per cent de­fi­cient” in vi­ta­mins ad­ver­tised on the la­bel.

The Vi­ta­s­tore pills – which cost up to €13 on­line – were tested after a cus­tomer com­plained they did not have the same ef­fect as other sup­pli­ers’.

Busi­ness­man Rakesh Od­e­dra, 38, of Il­ford, Es­sex got a 10-month sus­pended jail sen­tence and €27,000 fine after ad­mit­ting fraud.

Ox­ford­shire trad­ing stan­dards, which in­ves­ti­gated him, said: “We need to have faith and trust in the ac­cu­racy of la­bels.”

The food sup­ple­ments mar­ket is worth bil­lions each year.

Char­ity Age UK warns con artists are mak­ing mil­lions flog­ging “use­less” health sup­ple­ments. More bets on Tom



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